Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with duty station in Kabul. The Field Security Assistant reports directly to the Deputy Chief Security Officer.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Field Security Assistant may be responsible for the following duties:
• Screens all personnel, packages and vehicles entering the UN compound to ensure authorized access.
• Provides continuous coverage of cameras, telephone and radio communications systems and associated recording units in the Control Centre.
• Prepares daily and weekly work schedules and various periodic reports.
• In the event of emergencies and incidents, alerts relevant units and dispatch security personnel to the site under the direction of the supervisor.
• Maintains logs and rosters and initiates chronological logs of events during emergency situations.
• Provides information and directions to all persons associated with the organization.
• Controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
• Alerts for any potential or actual breaches of security and any disturbances or unusual activity and reports these immediately.
• Ensures that all UN property being carried from the complex is checked for appropriate documentation.
• Initiates, reviews, processes and follows-up on actions related to the administration of the Security Support unit.
• Coordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.
• Performs other related duties as required by the DCSO, DSA and or the PSA.
Professionalism: Ability to operate armored vehicles for field missions, reconnaissance, security assessment, convoy protection movement. Ability to collect information and assess potential security trends that may impact UN operations. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
No prior work experience is required for candidates with first level university degree or equivalent (ISCED level 6 academic qualifications).
A minimum of two (02) years with high school diploma or equivalent of progressively responsible experience of working in the Security Section of any international Organization or Military or Police is required.
Prior experience of working in Premises Security and Security Support Operations in any National or International Security Organization is desirable.
Prior experience of working in security administration is an asset.
Prior experience of working in Security Administration and Support in a Security Section is desirableWork Experience
Prior working experience in the Security Section of any International Organization, or military, police or private security company is required.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Pashto or Dari is required.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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